Mendocino Inns – Unique Places to Stay in Mendocino County

Mendocino Inns Are you looking for the best Mendocino Inns? There are lots of small bed and breakfast inns and hotels that offer lodging in Mendocino County. Cheers-2-Wine is happy to recommend the following places to stay.

Mendocino is a fabulous place to visit to “get away from it all”. The scenery is breathtaking. It’s serene yet there are incredible restaurants and a variety of fun things to do. Cell phone service is not dependable in the area. If being able to contact the outside world while visiting Mendocino, make sure you stay at a place that has WiFi.

Joshua Grindle Inn Mendocino California Joshua Grindle Inn is a lovely Victorian Inn located within walking distance from the village of Mendocino. It’s located on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The inn was built in 1879 and features five romantic guest rooms in the main house. There are additional rooms in the surrounding buildings.


Blackberry Inn MendocinoBlackberry Inn is located in a quiet location just outside the village of Mendocino. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. There is Wi-Fi in all of the guest rooms. This is a dog friendly facility with lovely grounds for a walk. The facade is that of a western town. There are 16 different rooms; all with a different name. You might stay in the bank, the saloon, or Belles. A unique place to stay!


Mendocino Inns With Ocean Views

Mendocino Ocean view All of the rooms at Albion River Inn have views of the Pacific Ocean. Leave your windows open and hear the sounds of the waves as you sleep. Watch the sunset from your private deck. There’s also a gourmet restaurant that also has stunning ocean views. Albion River Inn is seven miles south of Mendocino.

Brewery Gulch Inn is a peaceful retreat located just one mile south of Mendocino on Highway 1. Most rooms face the ocean and have private decks or balconies. Visitors enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and a buffet dinner each evening. The grounds are lovely and there’s a fire pit out front.

The rooms at Cobbler’s Walk Inn do not look out over the ocean. However, this bed and breakfast inn located at the trail-head to a scenic ocean-bluff walk. Stroll through the coastal forest to a scenic ocean view. The staff at this bed and breakfast does above and beyond to make you feel special. As you check into your room you are given complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. Your parking spot welcomes you with your name on a sign. Fresh flowers and snacks are waiting in your room. Breakfast is delivered to your room in a picnic basket and it’s just a short walk to the beach.


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Pacific Terrace Hotel San Diego – Boutique Hotel Right on the Beach

Pacific Terrace Hotel San DiegoPacific Terrace Hotel San Diego is a small boutique hotel located right on the beach in the popular beach community of Pacific Beach. Most rooms enjoy fabulous ocean views with balconies overlooking the ocean.

The swimming pool and jacuzzi also overlook the ocean. Enjoy a massage by the pool. Complimentary lemonade, ice tea, and water are available near the pool. Bike or stroll down the boardwalk that runs along Pacific Beach between the hotel and the sand.

Pacific Beach San Diego

Beach access is so easy. Simply walk past the hearted swimming pool and down the stairs to the beautiful sandy beach. Beach toys, umbrellas, and boogie boards are provided by the hotel.

Pacific Beach is a great beach for surfing, swimming, beach volleyball, or just relaxing on the sand. Pacific Terrace Hotel San Diego has the ideal location. It’s just a short walk to numerous restaurants, bars, and shops.

SunsetSan Diego is famous for its spectacular sunsets. You won’t need to leave your hotel room to witness the sunset. Stroll down to the beach in the evening and roast marshmallow in one of the fire pits the city provides on the beach. Or purchase a S’Mores package from the hotel and roast marshmallows by the pool.

Pacific Terrace is the place to go if you want to be pampered. The staff is well trained and eager to ensure that you are having a great time. Every staff member is friendly and helpful. Chocolate are left when they turn down your bed in the evening. Drift off to sleep to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach. The beds are comfortable and bathrooms and amenities are luxurious.


Pacific Terrace Hotel San Diego Contact Information


Hotel Website
Address: Address: 610 Diamond Street, San Diego, CA 92109
Telephone: (800) 344-3370

Driving Directions Traveling South on Interstate 5
1. Take Exit 23 toward Balboa Avenue/Garnet Avenue.
2. Turn right onto Bluffside Avenue.
3. Turn left onto Pacifica Drive.
4. Turn right onto Garnet Avenue. Drive straight onto Balboa Avenue.
5. Turn right onto Mission Blvd.
6. Turn left on Diamond Street. The hotel is on the right. There’s an underground garage or you can park on the street. (Note: There is a parking fee to use the garage, but it’s worth it!)

Driving Directions Traveling North on Interstate 5
1. Take Exit 23A toward Grand Avenue/Garnet Avenue.
2. Turn right onto Mission Bay Drive.
3. Turn left onto Grand Avenue.
4. Turn right onto Mission Blvd.
5. Turn left on Diamond Street. The hotel is on the right. There is an underground garage or you can park on the street. (Note: There is a parking fee to use the garage, but it’s worth it!)


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Things to Do in San Diego

San Diego CaliforniaThere are so many fun things to do throughout San Diego. It’s mild year-round climate makes it the place to go to enjoy the outdoors. Hiking, biking, and water sports are some of the many choices. San Diego has major attractions that you might want to enjoy. If you are into adventure, there are lots of activities to choose from as well. Consider hang-gliding off the cliffs in La Jolla or take a ride in an historic biplane. Click Here to Learn About Top Things to Do in San Diego

Healdsburg Tours: Where to Stay, Eat, & Have Fun

Healdsburg tours-stay-eat- have fun There’s many reasons to choose Healdsburg as your next Wine Country destination. This guide to Healdsburg tours gives tips on where to stay, where to eat, and fun things to do in the area.

Healdsburg offers the charms of a small town combined with restaurants and wineries to please the most particular foodie and wine connoisseur. It’s a charming town with gorgeous scenery and lots of fun things to do.

Where to Stay for Healdburg Tours

DryCreekInnIf you are on a budget, stay at Dry Creek Inn. This hotel is conveniently located just off of Highway 101 and just a short distance in every direction to wineries. There’s two swimming pools, an outdoor jacuzzi tub, an outdoor fire pit, water fountains, as well as a sauna. Casa Siena are the standard rooms. They charge slightly more to upgrade to a Tuscan room, which includes a fireplace and spa tub. All of the rooms have comfortable beds. Breakfast is complimentary.

HonorMansionHonor Mansion is the place to go if you want to be spoiled. This is an upscale bed and breakfast located near downtown Healdsburg. Swim, play croquet, tennis, bocce, or basketball. Practice your putting. Arrange for a poolside massage. Listen to the sounds of the waterfall cascading into the koi pond. Gorgeous rooms, amazing happy hour with beverages and appetizers, and a delicious breakfast in the morning. Staff is friendly and they go out of their way to make sure you are enjoying your stay.

Healdsburg Tours: Where to Eat


Willi's Seafood
Willi’s Seafood and Raw Bar If you don’t care for raw seafood, don’t let the name scare you. Willi’s has an extensive menu that includes a variety of delicious small plates. Some of my favorites include raw oysters, hanger steak, minted lamb, fish tacos, and pan roasted Duncan’s mushrooms. They have the best sour dough bread, served warm with garlic parsley butter. Dine indoors or outside on the patio. Willi’s is located just north of the Healdsburg Plaza on Healdsburg Avenue.

Scopa Restaurant - tasty restaurantScopa
This small, intimate restaurant is located on Plaza Street directly across from the Healdsburg Plaza. It can be difficult for first-timers to find because the sign above the restaurant says “Barber Shop”. This is the place to enjoy delicious Italian food in a casual atmosphere. Favorites here include Tomasso’s Sugo Calabrese and Nonna’s Chicken served with sauteed greens and soft polenta. Make reservations well in advance!

Baci Restaurant Healdsburg
Baci Cafe & Wine Bar
Baci’s is an incredible Italian restaurant located north of the Healdsburg Plaza on Healdsburg Avenue. Everything about this restaurant is amazing. The service is friendly and attentive. Waiters are knowledgeable about both the food and the wine. The food is full of fabulous flavors. Favorites at this restaurant include Stinco d’Agnello al Forno, a slow braised lamb shank and Pollo alla Livornese, pan sauteed chicken breast served with polenta and fresh vegetables. Don’t leave without trying the flourless chocolate cake topped with vanilla bean gelato!

Healdsburg Tours: Fun Things to Do

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting HealdsburgHealdsburg is surrounded by some of the best wine regions: Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, and the Alexander Valley. It’s a short drive from Healdsburg to visit any of these wine regions.

It’s also possible to park your car and walk to more than a dozen wineries with tasting rooms in downtown Healdsburg: La Crema Winery, Windsor Vineyards, Hartford Family Winery, Thumbprint Cellars, Stonestreet Tasting Room, Toad Hollow Vineyards, Portalupi Wines, Mueller Winery, Cartograph Wines, Banshee Wines, and C. Donatiello Winery, Partake, Sanglier Cellars, and Valdez Family Winery.

Canoe Down the Russian River

Canoe Down the Russian RiverIt’s a blast to kayak or canoe down the Russian River. There are a number of businesses that offer rentals right on the river. Pack your lunch and you’re ready for a relaxing day on the river.
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Ride a Segway

Ride a Segway
Tour Healdsburg on a segway. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as roll along the river and through vineyards. If you have not ridden a segway before, there’s time to practice before you start. Learn More

Visit Lake Sonoma

Lake Sonoma - Healdsburg
Visit Lake Sonoma for fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, hiking, camping, horseback riding, mountain biking, and picnicking. This lake is just 10 miles west of downtown Healdsburg. Learn More

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Enjoy fabulous Healdsburg tours in the heart of the Sonoma Wine Country!

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Napa Bed and Breakfast: Beazley House

Napa Bed and BreakfastStay at this lovely Napa Bed and Breakfast for a memorable wine country getaway. Beazley House is located in the historic Old Town neighborhood of Napa. It’s a short walk to gourmet restaurants, wine tasting rooms, and a variety of entertainment options.

Carol and Jim Beazley have owned and operated this Napa bed and breakfast for 35 years and it’s easy to see that they know what they are doing. The attention to detail is obvious from the minute you step in the door. Everything is well maintained.

napa bed breakfast
They’ve managed to create the perfect combination of old world charm with modern comfort. Surrounded by antique furniture, stain glass windows, lovely gardens, and a cozy window seat, the ambiance is homey and charming. Yet they also offer complimentary WIFI and flat screen televisions.

Beazley House NapaThis Edwardian mansion was build in 1902. There are six rooms in the mansion and another five rooms in the carriage house out back. Most rooms have king beds and some rooms offer in-room 2 person spa tubs. The beds are extremely comfortable beginning with the sheets which are made of 52,000 thread count comphy microfiber. Beds are covered with plenty of soft pillows for a dream-filled night.

After a tour of this Napa bed and breakfast, we were treated with Mrs. Beazley’s world famous chocolate chip cookies fresh out of oven. The late afternoon happy hour gave us a chance to meet other guests while sipping on wine and light snacks. You won’t find this friendly camaraderie in a typical hotel.

Breakfast
You also will not find a breakfast like the one prepared by Mrs. Beazley. She catered to the tastes of each guest and produced an amazing gourmet breakfast that included the most delicious homemade granola, fresh fruit, sausages, quiche, toast, and beverages.

The staff at this Napa bed and breakfast are friendly and eager to help make your visit to the wine country memorable. Mrs. Beazley gave suggestions for fun things to do in the area, made dinner reservations for us, printed up directions to wineries, and even called to let them know we would be coming. We will definitely be returning to Beazley House; hopefully very soon!


Napa Bed and Breakfast Contact Information

Beazley House
Address: 1910 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559
Telephone: (707) 257-1649
Garden Arbor
1. Head to Napa on Highway 29.
2. Take the “Downtown Napa/First Street” exit. Bear right at the stop sign onto First Street.
3. Turn left onto Second Street.
4. Turn left onto Warren.
5. Drive one block to First Street. This Napa bed breakfast is on the northwest corner of First & Warren.

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Yosemite Lodging – Where to Stay in Yosemite

Yosemite National ParkExperience the spectacular beauty of Yosemite. Take advantage of Yosemite lodging. Accommodations at Yosemite National Park range from rustic camping under the stars all the way to upscale accommodations at a world class resort.

Whichever accommodations you select for your stay at Yosemite, make reservations as early as possible. You can make reservations online or over the telephone. Reservations made through the park system can be made a year and one day in advance.

Your Guide to Hiking Half Dome

There are many different hikes in Yosemite. A challenging hike to the top of Half Dome is an unforgettable hike. If you are thinking of hiking Half Dome, click on this link to get tips to help make the hike more fun.


Accommodations Within the Park


Yosemite LodgingThe Alwahnee (Now called The Majestic Yosemite Hotel.)
Telephone: (801) 559-5000
Pamper yourself with luxurious accommodations at this elegant lodge. Surrounded by the most beautiful scenery you can imagine, the Alwahnee is a wonderful place to stay for upscale Yosemite lodging. It was built in 1927 and is an Historical Landmark. It is centrally located in the Yosemite Valley.

The hotel is known for its special events that are usually sold out well in advance. Two of these events include the annual Bracebridge Christmas Dinner and the Vintners Holiday. This is the crown jewel of Yosemite accommodations and will be the most expensive choice.

Yosemite FallsYosemite Lodge at the Falls
Telephone: (801) 559-5000
Yosemite Lodge is located near the base of Yosemite Falls. Step out of your room and view the gorgeous scenery. The lodge has a restaurant, lounge, outdoor pool, bicycle rentals, and a free shuttle to locations throughout Yosemite Valley.

Wawona Hotel
Telephone: ((801) 559-5000
Select from rooms with a private bath or rooms with a shared bathroom. The Wawona is a unique Victorian style lodge that is an historical landmark. Located 4 miles from the south entrance to Yosemite, it is a beautiful setting. Enjoy golfing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. It’s a 45 minute drive from here to Yosemite Valley.

Curry Village
Telephone: (801) 559-5000
Both wooden and tent cabins are available in Curry Village. The free Yosemite Valley Shuttle stops here throughout the day. Curry Village has 5 dining options.

Housekeeping Camp
Telephone: (801) 559-5000
Enjoy the fun of camping outdoors without all of the inconveniences of tent camping. Housekeeping camp is located in the Yosemite Valley along the Merced River. Relax on the beach and enjoy views of Half Dome and Yosemite Falls.

Each unit can accommodate up to 6 people. There are no televisions or telephones, but each unit has 2 single bunk beds, a double bed, table, chairs, mirror, electric lights and an electrical outlet. You can cook your own meals here. Bathrooms are centrally located. Try for a cabin down by the river. It will be quieter. Rates range from $70-78.

Hiking in YosemiteHigh Sierra Camps
Telephone: (801) 559-5000
These are extremely popular. If you are interested, sign up for the lottery beginning September 3 for reservations the following summer. You hike approximately 8 miles from one cabin to the next. Meal purchases are available. A great way to see Yosemite’s High Country without having to carry all of your supplies!

Tent and RV Camping
Telephone: (877) 444-6777
Telephone for Group Camping: (877) 444-6777
There are 13 campgrounds in Yosemite. Most campgrounds will have both tent and RV sites. Shower facilities are only available at Curry Village and Tuolumne Meadows. Group campsites can be found at Wawona throughout the year and during the summer at Hodgdon Meadow,Bridalveil Creek, and Tuolumne Meadows. Horse campsites are offered during the summer at Bridalveil Creek, Tuolumne Meadows, and Wawona.

Four Seasons Vacation Homes
Telephone: (866) 875-8456
Located with the park, these vacation homes allow you to visit Yosemite yet enjoy the comforts of a home. These rentals are fully furnished. Many of the units have hot tubs and other amenities. Rates vary by the unit and the season.

Redwood Vacation Homes
Telephone: (866) 875-8456
Vacation homes for rent within the park. Fully furnished homes with a variety of amenties. These vacation homes can accommodate from 2 to 17 people.

Yosemite Lodging Outside the Park

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Telephone: (800) 514-2167
Tenaya Lodge is an upscale resort rated 4 diamonds by AAA. It is located 2 miles from Yosemite’s south entrance and 33 miles from Yosemite Valley. They offer a wide selection of special packages that are worth taking considering for Yosemite lodging.


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